Burton Bradstock Village Society Programme 2008-2009






Friday 19th September, 2008

Spanish Evening. Roger will entertain us with a programme of Flamenco guitar music. Roger has performed in national and international venues and will give a brief background to the music. Tapas and Spanish wine will be available

Roger Smith

Friday 17th October, 2008

Ancient stones of Dorset. Peter has written several well illustrated books on Dorset, most of them focusing on the mystery of standing stones, stone circles and other Stone Age monuments of Dorset

Peter Knight

Friday 14th November 2008

Butterfly World - The owner of several butterfly houses, Clive is constructing the largest Butterfly house in the world near London. This exciting project was launched last year by David Attenborough and has aroused considerable media interest.

Clive Farrell

Friday 5th December 2008

The first human-powered circumnavigation of the world. Jason set off from Askerswell 13 years ago and completed a 46000 mile journey in 2007, having narrowly escaped death several times.

Jason Lewis

Friday 16th January, 2009

The St. Lawrence Seaway. John, who knows Canada well, will talk on this 2000 mile seaway that links Lake Superior to the Montreal Docks.

John Ivall


Friday 20th February 2009

The Naming of Names: the search for order in the world of plants: The gardening correspondent of The Independant, and author of several books including her internationally acclaimed "The Tulip" will tell the fascinating story of how plants came to be important to us and is based on extensive research in libraries and herbaria overseas


Anna Pavord

Friday 13th March 2009

Dorset Country Houses. An illustrated talk by Patrick who is acknowledged as an expert on the history of art and architecture and who has an unrivalled knowledge of historic houses in Dorset.

Patrick Morrissey

Friday 17th April 2009

The Search for the wreck of HMS Wager (lost 1741) off the coast of Patagonian Chile. This is a truly fascinating show, and apparently the survival of a handful of men is amongst the most incredible stories in the records. Shirley is a retired schoolteacher who was a member of the Chilean/British expedition organised by John Blashford Snell that identified the wreck of the warship off Chile and explored glaciers at the tip of the Continent.

  Shirley Critchley.

Friday May 2009

Annual General Meeting Date to be agreed  


Saturday May 2009

Coffee Morning 10.15am - 12noon Date to be agreed  


Saturday July 2009

Annual Flower and Produce Show Date to be agreed





And normally start at 7.30p.m., apart from the Coffee morning and the Flower Produce Show


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